Using ASI on a system without inbox NIC support
This question came across the internal ASI support alias recently.
Q: When using ASI to deploy the OS I have a problem with certain lab machines which all have a NIC for which no drivers exist in the OS. Hence, after the OS is installed testing cannot be completed on the system. I can install the driver manually, but that eliminates the automation. Is there a way I can get ASI to install the driver?
A: Use the -adddriver switch. This switch installs a driver exactly as though it were on the Windows CD. Copy the driver to the partition with the safe OS. Add to your ASI job "-adddriver [safe_os}:\driversDir."
Obviously they're using the DTM, which we call WTT internally, to automate the execution of the ASI commands. [safe_os] is a parameter with the DTM. I'm sure someone will run into this scenario soon. If you do, please let me know how this solution works for you.